Marc Ruel (Division Head - Cardiac)


Marc Ruel (Division Head - Cardiac)
Division Head and Assistant-Dean of Clinical and Translational Research, Professor at Department of Surgery, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine

Room: University of Ottawa Heart Institute , 40 Ruskin Street, Suite 3403 , Ottawa, ON, K1Y 4W7 , Administrative Contact - Beth Wallace (
Office: 613-761-4893
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Fellowship Training

Leadership for Physician Executives Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education Boston, MA, 2009
Research fellow in Angiogenesis and Vascular Biology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2002
Research fellow in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Harvard Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Boston, MA, 2002
Postgraduate student in Quantitative Methods, Harvard University, School of Public Health Boston, MA, 2002

Residency Training

Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, 2000
General Surgery, Laval University, Affiliated Hospitals Quebec City, Province of Quebec, Canada, 1997

Medical Doctorate

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, 1994

Other Degrees

Master of Public Health Quantitative Methods, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2002 

Fields of Interest

  • Minimally invasive and off-pump (beating heart) coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Percutaneous valves
  • Ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation
  • Complex valve and redo surgeries
  • Surgical treatment of severe diffuse coronary artery disease
  • Improvement of short and long-term surgical outcomes
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